Time Wednesday, December 1 · 8:30pm - 11:30pmLocationThe Starry Plough Pub 3101 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CACreated ByBerkeley Poetry SlamMore InfoThe Individual World Poetry Slam is coming up Dec 8-11 in Charlotte, NC so in anticipation of that, we have invited all the local poets who are representing the Bay Area in this competition and some representatives from each of the local venues to come together on Dec. 1st at the Berkeley Poetry Slam and give you one hell of a show!
Poets who will be competing this night are:
Sevan Jason Bayani Queen D Kim Johnson Dre The Saint Patrick Kevin Holmes
Your host will be National Spoken Word hero the Mighty Mike McGee!
And we have an awesome feature for you: National Poetry Slam finalist, New York's own Jive Poetic!
About JIVE POETIC: Jive Poetic received his BA in Media Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo. After graduation he was one of two poets selected by the US Embassy to represent American slam poetry as a part of an international cultural exchange program in Warsaw, Poland. Jive Poetic has preformed and collected slam titles in various other countries including Amsterdam, Canada, Germany and The United Kingdom.
In 2003, Jive Poetic was a member of the Nuyorican Poet’s Café’s National Slam team ranking second in the nation as a team and 10th individually. He was also the Grand Slam Champion of Pensacola, Florida in 2004; as well as a member of the 2004 Providence Rhode Island Slam Team, the 2005 Louder Arts Slam team and the 2006 Brooklyn Slam team.
He is the co-founder of The SOUNDBITES POETRY FESTIVAL, the only performance poetry festival in New York City and currently hosts the open slam at Nuyorican Poets Café.
When he is not on tour or hosting Jive Poetic teaches performance poetry and hip hop workshops. Recently Jive has released his latest album, PERPENDICTIVE and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
THE STARRY PLOUGH 3101 Shattuck Avenue, 510-841-2082 (1 block uphill from the Ashby BART). EVERY WEDNESDAY $150 Cash Prizes. Sign-up: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:30 p.m. ALL AGES before 10 p.m. Hosts: Betsy Gomez, Jamie DeWolf, Lucky 7, and Dre. FUNDRAISER: $10 Door http://www.myspace.com/berkeleypoetryslam
If I had to choose a spoken word act for my family reunion - the immigrant aunties, the gangster high school dropouts, my pre-med cousin, my argumentative New York uncle - it would be PB because they would connect on some level with everyone. -- Giles Li